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(Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand
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Based on the novel by Anita Loos

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Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Join Aaron Tveit, Nikki M. James & Beth Malone on CBS' Comic-Thriller BRAINDEAD
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Megan Hilty is headed back to the small screen - opposite a slew of fellow Broadway alums! (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Musical Comedy COWGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside DISASTER!'s Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opened last night, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Paul Castree with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin, Laura Bell Bundy and More Celebrate Carol Channing's 95th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The inimitable Carol Channing was feted in style on Saturday night as the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California presented Carol Channing's 95th Birthday! In Celebration of a Broadway Legend. The star-studded performance was produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, with music direction and orchestrations by Steven Baker and choreography by Charlie Williams. Scroll down for a photo of Channing surrounded by friends on the big day! (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

VTA Sets 2016 Cool Films Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association's annual Summer Cool Films Series continues 2016's celebration of Victoria Theatre's 150th Anniversary with a special line up of films celebrating the time when generations of Daytonians came to the "Victory" to see the latest movie release. The Summer Cool Films Series runs July 8-August 28 and includes Reel Late at the Vic late night movies and daytime Family Films!  Beginning July 8, VTA will set out the popular FREE popcorn and FREE soda plus some FREE nostalgia at the historic Victoria Theatre. Passbooks for the series are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage.  Call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside BRIGHT STAR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star began performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened last Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Sarah Jane Shanks with the company! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jay Armstrong Johnson Performs Swanky 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2016

At the 2016 edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Jay Armstrong Johnson let his inner Marilyn Monroe fly in a glittery rendition of 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Click below to watch the full performance! (more...)

New Musical MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 4/6-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Manhattan cabaret institution Don't Tell Mama will host the premiere staging of the new musical MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET by Mark Sonnenblick, starring Sam Bolen, and directed by Associate Director of Programming Max Friedman. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHE LOVES ME's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2016

SHE LOVES ME officially opened last week on March 17, 2016, for a limited engagement through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Cameron Adams with the company! (more...)

Roundup: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jessica Vosk Channels HAMILTON and Seven Other Things We Learned This Weekend
by Alan Henry - Mar 21, 2016

This weekend Jessica Vosk who plays Fruma Sarah in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Broadway took over our @BroadwayWorld Twitter account to give our readers a backstage look at a day in the life of a Broadway star! (more...)

Long-Empty Times Square Theatre Said To Be Sold To Singapore-Based Oracle Projects International
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

Oracle Special Projects says it specializes in "delivering complete customized turnkey solutions for world-class special events, permanent installations and landmark attractions around the world." (more...)

BroadwayWorld Heads to Anatevka with Jessica Vosk During a Twitter Takeover Today!
by Alan Henry - Mar 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is heading to Anatevka on Saturday, March 19th when Jessica Vosk who plays Fruma Sarah in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the Broadway Theatre, Jessica will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Summer 2016 Season Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the creative team for the 2016 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long! Season tickets are on sale now. Further information is available below as well as at pittsburghCLO.org. (more...)

Kate Baldwin to Bring the Songs of Will Van Dyke to Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Sheen Center, New York's new downtown cultural venue at 18 Bleecker Street, presents beloved, rising Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Songbird) in KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS: The Girl Who Stayed - The Songs of Will Van Dyke. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser's glorious Napa Valley romance, the Tony Award-winning THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. This masterpiece with book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business …, Where's Charley?) is an unconventional and sweepingly romantic love story set in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Considered one of Loesser's greatest works, the stunning score includes "The Most Happy Fella," "Standing on the Corner," "Joey, Joey, Joey," "Rosabella," "Big D," "My Heart Is So Full of You" and "Song of a Summer Night." Directed by Cindy Goldfield, with musical direction by Dave Dobrusky, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA will run April 27 - May 17, 2016 (Press opening: Saturday, April 30) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. For tickets ($25-$75) or more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org.  (more...)

Megan Hilty to Stop at QPAC on Debut Australian Tour This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty will make her debut Australian tour this June, performing at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Concert Hall, for one night only on Thursday 9 June 2016. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Heads to Anatevka with Jessica Vosk During a Twitter Takeover 3/19!
by Alan Henry - Mar 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is heading to Anatevka on Saturday, March 19th when Jessica Vosk who plays Fruma Sarah in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the Broadway Theatre, Jessica will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Readers Wish Carol Channing a Happy Birthday
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

The Broadway community celebrates the career of the larger than life star, Carol Channing today on the occasion of her 95th birthday. In honor of this, we asked our readers to chime in and give her their well-wishes on Facebook. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/31/16- Carol Channing
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Carol Channing! She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! She also appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, and toured with it extensively throughout the United States. Channing also appeared in a number of movies, The First Traveling Sales Lady (1956) with Ginger Rogers, the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld previously reported that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 today, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Hello, Carol! A Tribute to Carol Channing in Honor of Her 95th Birthday
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

Happy 95th birthday to legendary star of the stage and screen, Carol Channing! With three Tony Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award, plus an Oscar nomination, Carol is especially beloved and revered in the Broadway community. (more...)

MAME, MY FAIR LADY & More on Tap for Light Opera Works' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Light Opera Works' 2016 season will open with MY FAIR LADY starring Nick Sandys as Henry Higgins (June 4-12), followed by MAME (August 20-28), LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS Songs from GYPSY, FUNNY GIRL and more, (October 7-16), and DIE FLEDERMAUS (December 26-January 1, 2017). (more...)

Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals looked like a disaster in out-of-town previews. (more...)

From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

It Takes A Horace! Who Should Star In HELLO, DOLLY! Opposite Bette Midler?
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Offer Pre-Show Dance Class Ahead of DANCING LESSONS Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF offers an evening of dancing and live theater to patrons attending the Theater's production of Mark St. Germain's Dancing Lessons on January 22, 2016. The one-of-a-kind introductory dance class led by Keith Wilson, Orlando Shakes' Spamalot Dance Captain, will take place prior to the evening's $25 Under 35 performance. No partner is required. Ticket holders of any age are invited to add on the pre-show entertainment package for just $20 (per person). Add-on packages may be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1 or by emailing boxoffice@orlandoshakes.org. Limited number of spaces available and activity subject to change. (more...)

Tim Dolan's BROADWAY UP CLOSE Walking Tours Offer Behind-the-Scenes Look at Theatre District
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The hubbub of 42nd Street, the history of musicals, onstage mishaps, David Merrick's antics, ghost stories, and the transformation of Times Square from an area full of manure and horse stables to one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world - actor Tim Dolan's BROADWAY UP CLOSE walking tours offer theater lovers a unique look behind the scenes of the Broadway Theater District. (more...)

Lena Hall, Alex Brightman & More Will Celebrate the Drama League's 100th Birthday Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The Drama League will celebrate a major milestone tonight that few organizations have achieved…its 100th year of service to the American theatre community. The 100th Birthday Party will be held tonight,January 11, 2016 at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street, Cellar).  The sold-out celebration will include cocktails, dinner, speeches and musical performances recognizing the history, achievements, and future of the award-winning arts education organization.   (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

BWW Preview: NJSO POPS and MEGAN HILTY Perform Broadway and American Songbook Classics at Three NJ Venues 2/12 to 2/14
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 5, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty headlines a Valentine's weekend NJSO POPS program February 12-14 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jessica Vosk Brings YOU ASKED FOR IT to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

After bursting onto the cabaret scene in a high-powered sold-out show last February, Jessica Vosk (Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland) is making her solo Joe's Pub debut tonight, February 1st. (more...)

BWW TV: Carol Channing Thanks Fans for Birthday Love!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2016

Larger than life star, Carol Channing celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday. With three Tony Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award, plus an Oscar nomination, Carol is especially beloved and revered in the Broadway community. Below watch as she thanks fans for all of the birthday love! (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Extends at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The premiere staging of the new musical MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET, which opens this week at Manhattan cabaret institution Don't Tell Mama, has announced that it will extend. A fifth performance will be added to the limited run due to popular demand. The show, which stars Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, was written by Sonnenblick, and directed by Don't Tell Mama's Associate Director of Programming Max Friedman. (more...)

Megan Hilty Announces Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty will make her debut Australian tour this June, performing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just lastnight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

Youth springs eternal in Broadway's new musical Tuck Everlasting, which celebrated its official opening at the Broadhurst Theatre just last night. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of recipient Lisa Gajda with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITRESS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2016

WAITRESS is officially serving it up on Broadway! Earlier this week, the company of the new musical took their first bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Charity Angel Dawson with the company! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Perform in Martha's Vineyard This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale is bringing his acclaimed Broadway concert series to Martha's Vineyard this summer. Since launching the fledgling Broadway @ The Art House concert series with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown in 2011, the Broadway @ series has become a veritable star-magnet and has exploded beyond picturesque P-Town to launch outposts everywhere from Los Angeles to London. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the AMERICAN PSYCHO Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2016

Patrick Bateman has officially arrived! Just last week, the company of AMERICAN PSYCHO took their first bows at the Schoenfeld Theatre.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Alex Michael Stoll with the company! (more...)

New REELZ Original Series 'NATIONAL ENQUIRER INVESTIGATES Premieres 5/28
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

REELZ today announced that its new original documentary series National Enquirer Investigates will premiere Saturday, May 28, at 9pm ET/PT (more...)

BROADWAY UP CLOSE Walking Tour Souvenir Book Out Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Take a piece of Broadway home with you with the official Broadway Up Close Walking Tour ACT I Souvenir Book. With over 100 rarely seen photos, 48 full-color pages and all of the tour's ghost stories, anecdotes and other wonderful tales, Broadway history will be at your fingertips like never before. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2016
by - Apr 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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